Covering note

Under the Annual Report Directions 2013–14:

1. The Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment is required to provide a separate annual report; however, as the Directorate provides corporate support to the Commissioner, sections of 
this report include data for the Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment. 
These annual reports have been combined pursuant to s. 17 of the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004.

2. The Chief Planning Executive is required to provide an annual report. In accordance with Attachment 1 of the Annual Report Directions 2013–14, that report is subsumed in this annual report of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate.

3. The planning and land authority is required to provide an annual report in accordance with Attachment 2 of the Annual Report Directions 2013–14. This report is combined with the report of the Chief Planning Executive pursuant to s.17 of the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004, and subsumed in this annual report of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate as stated above.